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Just How Big Were Rachmaninoff’s Hands?

Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian pianist, conductor and composer. He began playing piano at a young age and created his first Piano Concerto when he was only 18 years old! He is arguably one of the most famous and talented in classical music. Perhaps what makes Rachmaninov stand alone in his ability

Supernaturally Talented Paganini

In the 1800s (aka the Romantic period of classical music), Europe saw the rise of the popular solo instrumentalists (“rock stars” of the Romantic period). One of the most famous musicians from this period was virtuoso Nicolò Paganini (1782 – 1840), who established an entrepreneurial model for musicians—touring, marketing, celebrity,